Treatment for Breast Veins across Cheshire
Hormones, age, genetics, pregnancy, breast surgeries, implants, and weight gain are some causes of breast veins. You will not experience any health-related problems from these veins. However, if you have developed some self-consciousness that has led to disliking the veins, you can get treated. Some of the significant causes of breast veins include:-
- Dermatoporosis – Condition in which the skin becomes thinner due to age, genetics, exposure to skin-damaging rays like UV rays, and using corticosteroids for an extended period.
- Pregnancy – With pregnancy, the breasts enlarge, causing veins to become more prominent.
- Bruising that can have the resemblance of swollen veins.
- Varicose veins
- Mondor’s condition – This is a condition that leads to inflammation in chest surface veins. Most of the time, it can lead to chest pains. Mondor’s disease is also known to cause increased swelling and vein visibility.
Treatment Options for Breast Veins
Treatment for breast veins is tailored to achieve a good cosmetic result. This is in the form of minimally invasive treatment dependant upon the size and site of the veins on the breast.
The methods of treatment are mostly dependent on the cause of the veins. These methods are as follows.
- Laser treatments – These treatments include EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment) that destroys the prominent veins or shrinks them.
- Sclerotherapy – This procedure involves getting injected with chemicals that shrink your veins. The most common form of this treatment is foam sclerotherapy.
- Radiofrequency ablation – This treatment is used to treat veins and small cancers that could also be local.
Treating Prominent Breast Veins
Treating breast veins in breasts that are still in development is not advisable. Therefore, it is not good to consider the above-listed treatment options for individuals of 18 years and below.
Similarly, it is also not advisable for people with hormonal variations caused by factors like pregnancy. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should wait until after lactation.
You should also not consider any treatment options if you are anywhere more than three months pregnant. Since some of the veins may be caused by hormonal changes triggered by the ingestion of oral contraceptives or therapy for hormonal replacement.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Breast Veins Treatment?
To be a good candidate for the prominent vein treatment, you need to meet the following.
- Be 18 years old and above
- Not pregnant
- Not breastfeeding
- Not in a drastic hormonal change
If you fit in the above conditions and you are also suffering from the effects of a breast implant, then you are also a great candidate.
Treating the Breast Veins
Medically, this is one of the areas that would not need duplex ultrasound scanning for assessment. There are, however, a few exceptions to this rule. These include the following.
- Nipple discharge
- Lumps in the breast
- Breasts getting suddenly hard and red
- An unexpected change in the breast veins
1. Sclerotherapy Treatments for Prominent Breast Veins
Sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicose veins involves the use of a sclerosant (a substance which seals up blood vessels when injected) and has been used for many years to treat small varicose veins. Over recent years a technique has been developed which allows sclerotherapy to be used to treat larger varicose veins (up to 1cm in diameter). This involves mixing the sclerosant with air bubbles to create a foam.
Additional visits will be dependent on how extensive your condition is. If very extensive, more sessions will be required.
2. Laser Treatments
Laser treatment for varicose veins is a method of treating varicose veins without conventional surgery. The whole procedure takes less than 1 hour to perform and allows patients to return to their normal routine within 24 to 48 hours. In around 98% of cases this technique is successful in obliterating the vein by the end of the procedure.
2. Radiofrequency Ablation
Radio frequency ablation for the treatment of varicose veins (VNUS Closure) is now as commonly performed as endovenous laser treatment and is just as effective and usually more convenient as general anaesthesia is not required and a smaller guide-wire can be used. Complications are as for endovenous laser treatment.
Vein Solutions offers a comprehensive range of Vascular Treatments options.
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